27 May 2018

BIG SUGAR Heated 1999


Artist Biography by

Five Hundred Pounds
The eclectic Toronto blues-rock outfit Big Sugar was primarily the project of singer/guitarist Gordie Johnson, who teamed with bassist Terry Wilkins and drummer Al Cross to record the group's 1992 self-titled debut LP. By the time of 1993's Five Hundred Pounds, Wilkins was missing from the lineup; a number of guest musicians fleshed out the recording, among them multi-instrumentalist Kelly Hoppe, who (along with new bassist Garry Lowe) was installed as a permanent member by the 1995 EP Dear M.F. Drummer Walter "Crash" Morgan replaced Cross during Big Sugar's subsequent tour of the U.S.; sadly, while playing a date in Iowa, Morgan died onstage, and was replaced by ex-Odds drummer Paul Brennan in time for the 1996 release of Hemi-Vision. Gavin Brown then assumed Brennan's duties on 1998's Heated. The band remained busy in the 2000s, with albums like Brothers & Sisters, Are You Ready?


1 Where I Stand 5:58
2 Better Get Used To It 2:55
3 The Scene 4:15
4 Girl Watcher 4:09
5 Diggin A Hole 4:39
6 Cop A Plea 4:55
7 Round And Round (For CJ) 4:43
8 Kickin' Stones 5:14
9 Let It Ride 5:49
10 100 Cigarettes 4:03
11 Turn The Lights On 3:54
12 Heart Refuse To Pound (For Alex) 5:27

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